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Introducing Brain Snacks Episode 1: Where can you find quality, affordable (or free!) stock photography?

Need high quality photography for a website or marketing project, but don’t want to spend a fortune? You’re in luck! In the first episode of Brain Snacks, my series of “bite-sized” teaching videos, I show you my top 3 sources for cheap (or FREE) stock images. You won’t have to search for hours, and you […]

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Is Your Brain Hungry for Some Bite-sized Learning?

Ok. Today is the day. It’s not fully ready, not fully “baked” – AND I’m announcing anyway! I’m really busy. You’re really busy. Life is moving at an increasingly fast pace, especially for those of us who work with technology (that’s pretty much everybody now, right?!) Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Vine, Instagram, Snapchat… the “next” hot […]

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Key Trends and Resources from Social Media Marketing World 2016 – San Diego

Last weekend was a whirlwind with a trip to San Diego for Social Media Marketing World 2016, along with 3000 social media marketers and personalities like Guy Kawasaki, Lewis Howes, Peg Fitzpatrick, Kim Garst, and the infamous Gary (Vee) Vaynerchuk. On Sunday, I was excited to be presenting my 90-minute workshop, “How to Supercharge Your […]

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Struggles with Facebook Ad’s 20% Rule? Fixed in Canva!

At the Social Media Marketing World conference this week, I had the opportunity to help many people one-on-one. This was such a great experience, seeing first-hand what people are struggling with in creating visuals. People also freely shared their wish-lists for new Canva features (which I’ll be sharing with the people at Canva!) One request […]

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Harness the Power of Search in Canva to Find Imagery for Your Designs

[UPDATE: FYI this tutorial has been moved behind Sitepoint’s paywall, so it’s no longer free.] Dull, boring, and pixelated or blurry images are a no-no when it comes to brand design. Low quality images look unprofessional, especially when there are tons of high-quality images available in Canva. In this week’s episode of my Sitepoint series […]

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Developers: Develop your Soft Skills!

Established developer and fellow Pluralsight trainer, John Sonmez, has an extensive collection of published online courses and recently published a great book for software developers looking to get a jumpstart on their career. I finally had a chance to dive into the book, “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual,” and it’s a treasure trove […]

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